In collaboration with a network of other Star Wars fan sites — Yakface, Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives, Star Wars Action News, Idle Hands, Teekay-421, and MintInBox.net — here is your one-stop download for being ready for “Force Friday” on September 4th:
This PDF checklist came about since there isn’t one. Despite all the buzz, there wasn’t a clear cross-brand list to even know what’s available this Friday. Instead of dealing with that secrecy, these Star Wars fan sites worked tirelessly to compile a document for you, the fan.
“Force Friday” begins at the minute Thursday night becomes Friday morning: midnight. As for Boba Fett merch, here are the highlights to start finding:
On a lighter (for the pocketbook) side, Target has a #ShareTheForce campaign, which has already started. Their website features Boba Fett — although his helmet is backwards. You can upload your memory of Boba Fett to be tagged in their 3D database.
Walmart also ran an ad that shows Boba Fett on a “collectible Star Wars Trading Discs which can be used for an exciting game.” These are called Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions, which are expected to be found in their toy aisle this Force Friday. Here’s a picture on the right, thanks to @McHale262.
Forget the unboxing videos, here are some gameplay videos of Boba Fett in the new Disney Infinity 3.0 game that was just released.
We’ve also noted some lines we’re hearing Boba Fett say in the game. It’s all voiced by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in “Attack of the Clones” and who re-dubbed Boba Fett starting in the 2004 DVD release through to present.
Outside of the main “Toy Box Hub,” you need to find the Boba Fett token in the game in order to play as Boba Fett in the “Rise Against the Empire” expansion of the game. When you climb up Jabba’s Sail Barge, right alongside the Sarlacc Pit, the Boba Fett token is on one of the planks / beams / boards off of the ship.
Fett rides in on a Bantha to take on the Sand People (Tusken Raiders), who “may have stolen the part,” according to the narrator helping you. (It ends up being energy binders.)
When Boba Fett finishes on the ground floor, he says, “Now I truly am the best bounty hunter … there’s ever been.” After climbing up the cliff, while shooting at Tuskens, he adds “What a waste of my time. There wasn’t even a price on your head. You cannot escape me. None can escape me now.”
This video shows an overview of the “Toy Box Hub,” including some beginner gameplay as Boba Fett within that world. One line we hear Boba Fett say in this is, “Another mission, another pay day.”
Boba Fett’s upgradable skills in the game include all of the following:
Health & Defense
(Screenshot by Tim Bryant.)
(Video capture by G3EZARMAN.)
[UPDATE 8/23: According to Dengeki.net, who has photos of the labels, Slave I will go for 4,104 Yen. Boba Fett will be out September 30 for 2,916 Yen. Figsoku.net also has some pictures that include the box art.]
Announced on Bandai’s official Hobby site, their new Boba Fett and Slave I models — shown below in complete form — will be unveiled at an event called Kyarahobi 2015 C3 ?– HOBBY, which is this coming August 22nd and 23rd at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall. Advance tickets can be found at Chara-Hobby.com.
We last saw the Boba Fett in an earlier draft. Spotted back on June 12th, Bandai’s new Boba Fett was shown at the 2015 International Tokyo Toy Show. The 6″, 1/12 scale figure is unpainted, but the plaque (which has an unfortunate typo) and its photo suggest “Empire” colors. Photo credit unknown.
According to The Fwoosh, “Fett is scheduled to drop in September and the price should be right in line with the Sandtrooper. About $17 before shipping.”
Helmet nod to The Fwoosh for their additional info and heads up on both stories.
In advance of “Star Wars Friday,” which is September 4, all of the upcoming Hasbro “The Force Awakens” figures accidentally ended up on shelves at a Walmart in Ohio. Photos were taken, which are all over the Internet today, and some even were scalped on eBay.
Here’s what we’ve figured out so far:
All together, this does not mean Boba Fett appears in Episode VII, at least based on these clues alone. See our Fett Fact Check on Episode VII for all of the rumors there.
See our Facebook post about this for a lively discussion with fans, which helped inform this post.
UPDATE: Here’s more:
He also appears on the backs of these cards:
All photos by Shawn Shepherd. Shared on the STAR WARS: Anything & Everything group on Facebook, then by Tony Madjawa Deida on the Star Wars Mega Fan Group on Facebook, where we first heard about this.
(Helmet nod to Matt Booker for the heads up and JediHunter66 for the first tweets.)
With shops allowed to take pre-orders starting today, the new Tamashii Nations “Movie Realization” Boba Fett as Ronin is a new premium figure that ships this November.
This inspired take on Boba Fett comes with a movable helmet scope, a Japanese sword accessory, replacement left and right wrists, removable missile jetpack, and removable shin tools.
The figure retails for 9,504 Yen, or about $76 U.S. dollars. It’s 6.6″ (170mm) tall and made of PVC.
This was first announced at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, which we covered from the floor on April 21st.
Because these figures are especially hard to get, and not just available anywhere, here’s our curated punch-list of where and for how much you can get the figure.
Most international shipping uses FedEx. Many of these vendors, but not all, process payments with PayPal, which generally handles currency conversion. We’ve normalized all prices to American Dollars, since most of our readership uses dollars.
If you find one (or more), let us know where in the comments to help out other Fett fans.
The latest teaser trailer for Star Wars Battlefront was released today, highlighting a new mode called “Fighter Squadron.” After seeing all kinds of playable ships, the trailer ends with the Millennium Falcon being chased by Slave I!
Look closely and you’ll notice a problem: the ship’s wings are in their landing position, not their flying position. Were the trailer animators rushing the work or misinformed? Or is this a bug already in actual gameplay, which they hopefully will fix?
Back in April during the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we saw it confirmed that Boba Fett was a playable character. This news about his ship, Slave I, is welcome news.
The game is slated for release this December. There’s a Digital Deluxe Edition and a Standard Edition, but Boba Fett is available in both for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
One perk of pre-ordering is an “early bird” marketing push, which touts the Battle of Jakku. A planet that will be introduced in Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Jakku is the planet seen with Boba Fett in the previous trailer. Here’s the verbiage on the EA microsite:
“Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one week early on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8th, 2015.”
You’re seeing it here first: Funko’s upcoming Boba Fett (Prototype), a Walgreens exclusive, which will be in stores this September!
This comes to us from the inside and, since they’re huge Fett fans, the Boba Fett Fan Club got the scoop!
The figure is part of a four figure exclusive Star Wars classic wave. We’re told that Walgreens will be ordering a ton and the plan is to keep it on shelves for at least a year.
Funko has made many bobble-head figures and objects. This surely won’t be the last.
This also isn’t the first Walgreens Boba Fett exclusive. Last year, they came out with the Prototype Boba Fett within Hasbro’s “The Black Series.” While there were some hassles with the online pre-order, the figure was a big hit in stores and kept getting re-stocked for a long while. This time around, there won’t be any online pre-orders.
This also marks our 500th photo-of-the-day in as many days in a row. Woo-hoo!
This year’s San Diego Comic Con — which runs July 8 (preview night) through July 12 — has a handful of Boba Fett exclusives. Here’s your checklist, Boba Fett fans!
ANOVOS has their brand-new “Empire” Boba Fett prop helmet replica on display at their booth! We shared a photo on Facebook, shot by Ken Morgan on Instagram.
Hot Toys is showing off a new sixth scale “Empire” Boba Fett. This is their second release, following a “Jedi” quarter scale figure. See Rebelscum.net for some great photos, taken on opening day (July 9).
Sideshow Collectibles will be showing (but not selling) the brand-new Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Statue. Don’t miss it!
Are panels more your thing? Here are some tips on which panels to attend, which very well might name-drop Boba Fett:
Stop by the fan booths to say hello to our friends at 501st (booth MZ-17) and Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club (booth MZ-16)!
First announced (and shown in sketch form) at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Sideshow Collectibles announced yesterday on social media that their McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Statue will both be on display at San Diego Comic Con but also ready for pre-order soon.
Sideshow will be at Exhibitor Booth #1929, according to the SDCC website.
Our video interview series from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim wraps up today with the best for last: Jeremy Bulloch.
We talk to the original man behind the mask of Boba Fett to learn more about what happened when, who said what, and how great it was to be in each scene of “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”